Written by: Skottie Young
Art by: Scott Hepburn and Nic Klein
Colors by: Ian Herring and Nic Klein
Letterer: Jeff Eckleberry
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: July 17, 2019
I have really enjoyed Skottie Young’s time on this book since Fresh Start and am sad to see him go. At least Marvel didn’t make him write tie-ins to a big event right before his run ended, right? RIGHT?!? Oh well, we do get an over sized issue so he can tie up the loose ends and finish the run in style. So, did it end with a BANG? Let’s find out…
Of course, Skottie stats of the ending with some wacked out pop culture references. We get a spot on Bachelor send-off with Deadpool going through the “Daisy Ceremony” to see which villain gets to kill Wade once and for all. The good times are ended by Good Night who can never seem to play fair, but it’s all in Deadpool’s alcohol-soaked brain anyway. So it’s no biggie.
Young really gives readers of his run a bang for their buck here with so many characters getting some facetime. He also gives us some storytime as well as Mephisto shows up, takes Wade to Hell and gives him an offer he can refuse…but with consequences, if he does.
This is all set up further by Weasel hanging out like the jerk he is and Deadpool getting his memories back. Yep, it’s all about Deadpool’s daughter and what kind of future she’s going to have depending on if Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe. Yea, it’s not another one of those events, but Mephisto wanting Wade to be his assassin from now on.
After seeing what kind of futures are swaying in the balance, Deadpool makes his decision, asks for his memories to be erased again and then annoys the shit out of Mephisto as only he can. It’s all a pretty clever way to tie everything up while also resetting everything so the next creative team can eventually jump on and tell their own Deadpool story. By the way, Young ends it all with a choice bit of undergarments that go back to the very beginning of Fresh Start.
I liked what we got here a lot. Skottie Young makes sure readers get a checklist of what was good throughout the run with callbacks and story bits to boot. Sure I wish this run was continuing, but it was a hell of a ride while it lasted.
This finale was for readers of the whole run and while I’m sad it’s ending, it at least had a clever and funny final issue. This issue looked really good (as did the whole series) and I am going to miss this creative team and this book.